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Cape Town Arts and Cultural Tour - Langa Township

Cape Town Arts and Cultural Tour - Langa Township
Cape Town Arts and Cultural Tour - Langa Township

Townships have large informal settlements sprouting up in unexpected areas. Despite all this, townships in South Africa are known to be very vibrant, steeped in history with a strong sense of togetherness and a great sense of belonging, community and cohesion.

It is also a place where great entrepreneurial spirit thrives, with art and culture among the most notable characteristics of the townships. Here is a place which doesn’t go to sleep especially during the pay days.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Guga S'thebe, Washington St, Langa, Cape Town, 7455, South Africa

In South Africa, the term township or location refer to the often underdeveloped racially segregated urban areas that, from the 19th century till 1994 – the era when apartheid came to an end, where reserved for non-whites, that is, Africans, Coloureds and Indians

Townships where or are still referred to as locations or lokasies in Afrikaans and also called “Kasie” in slang, which is a short version of “lokasie”.

Townships have large informal settlements sprouting up in unexpected areas. Despite all this, townships in South Africa are known to be very vibrant, steeped in history with a strong sense of togetherness and a great sense of belonging, community and cohesion.

It is also a place where great entrepreneurial spirit thrives, with art and culture among the most notable characteristics of the townships. Here is a place which doesn’t go to sleep especially during the pay days.

ITINERARY
Experience- The Oldest Township in South Africa.
>Take a walk in Langa Township.
> Learn a bit of Xhosa for greeting the locals as you tour Langa.
> If its a Sunday morning visit local church for an African Worship experience.

Visit Guga S'thebe Cultural Centre.
> Enjoy art, design and performance. You may even learn how to play the African drum

Apartheid Hostel Visit
> Hear the heart-rending stories of great-grandchildren of migrant workers that lived in the ‘bachelor flats’ whilst their wives and kids worked at farms many kilometers.
> Learn the history of apartheid

Art and Craft Market Visit
> Walk through the art and craft market where you have the opportunity to buy locally made art and craft. These include:
*bead-work,
*stone curving,
*wooden sculptures,
*wire art and craft and many more.
*traditional dresses

African Witch-doctor visit
This witchdoctor is available for consultation by all visitors at a minimal price. Since Africans are very superstitious, meeting the witchdoctor will make you understand township life from a spiritual viewpoint.

Langa Taxi Rank
See how the township transportation system works. At the taxi rank you will see many small businesses selling their wares and services including braai (barbecue). If fortunate, you might even catch some free public performances by local musicians and artists.



Duration: 4 hours



Duration:4 hours
Commences in:Cape Town, South Africa
Country:South Africa
City:Cape Town

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